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Features of the all-new SONOS Play:5 that we love

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The all-new SONOS Play:5 has entered our lives for almost 3 months now and we can’t stop listening to it and playing with it. The staff in our office are fighting to take control of this new Sonos player and many times we end up changing each other’s playlist and overwriting each other’s “Now Playing” song. We love it so much, we fight over it.

And that got me thinking – why is that?

I casually asked my colleagues over the office table and did a quick survey of why we had to fight over the SONOS Play:5. Here are some reasons we concluded:

1. “It sounds amazing!”
The first resounding answer we got (almost simultaneously) is that it sounds amazing.
What can I say? They echoed the first thought in my head.
The Play:5 is decked with three tweeters, each angled for optimum soundstage and catered for off-axis performance. But what makes it stand out amongst any other speakers is three mid-range long-throw woofers, making the speaker sound like an entire concert. The bass response from the Play:5 is tight yet incredibly deep sounding. It’s no wonder we want to hear our favourite songs on this monster of a speaker.

So I went on to ask them, what else, besides the way it sounds?

2. “The looks…”
I know it’s superficial, but a speaker is an ornament too. The new Play:5 is sleek with its matte finish and it fits right into any corner, shelf or table-top. One of my colleagues mentioned that this Play:5 “looks better than the old Play:5″. That gave me an understanding why “the looks” is so important. The all-new SONOS Play:5 is modern-looking and does not look outdated. A speaker like that speaks mountains about its owner’s taste and style. The Play:5 yells at on-lookers that its owner is stylish, modern, cutting-edge and knows his (or her) audio. It’s not just superficial, it’s an image to uphold.

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10 Things You Need To Know about the all-new Sonos Play:5

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The problem with music lovers today is that they pay for premium music streaming services to get better quality music, yet they settle for sub-standard Bluetooth or docking systems. Sometimes, even settling for the standard comes-with-the-phone earphones or laptop speakers. What’s the point then?

Thus, this November, Sonos introduces the all-new Play:5 – the ultimate smart speaker.

Play:5 Hero Image

So what can this new monster of a speaker do?
We’re gonna summarize with 10 Things You Need To Know about the all-new Sonos Play:5:

#1: Trueplay – Your personal sound engineer
Trueplay is an in-built room calibration technology that is available on the Sonos Play:1, Play:3 and Play:5 (both Gen 1 and this one). Many people spend hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars to get their speakers to sound great and ensure their rooms are renovated to become the perfect “music and sound room”. Calibrate every Sonos speakers to get the best possible sound for any room you place it in within minutes.


#2: Massive sound, resonant bass
The new Play:5 is packed with 3 tweeters + 3 long-throw woofers. A total of 6 drivers with dedicated amplifiers. These drivers are strategically positioned in the speakers. Two of the tweeters are side firing to increase the soundstage, and the three proprietary long-throw woofers give you bass that goes as low as 27Hz – as low as the Sonos Sub.


#3: Ultra-responsive touch sensors
Sonos has done away with buttons to interact with music. The all-new Play:5 allows users to simply tap on the touch controls of the speakers to Play, Pause, and control Volume. What’s new in this speaker is the ability to go to the next song or previous song with a simple swipe across the play/pause touch sensor.

Play:5 Touch Senors(Image Courtesy of pocket-lint.com)

#4: Incredible power efficiency
We do not know what magic Sonos has put into these speakers, but its idle power saving of <2.5 watts is the lowest of all their speaker range. Even lower than the Play:1 (3.8 watts) and its predecessor Play:5 (8.0 watts). Your utility bills ain’t gonna rise with the all-new Play:5.

#5:  Smart triple-orientation & Stereo pairing
Everyone already knows that some of Sonos’ speakers have smart orientation built-in and can be paired as stereo. Like your smartphone’s accelerometer, it adjusts itself based on the orientation it is in. The all-new Play:5 has those features as well, but in addition, it can do the standard horizontal orientation or any vertical orientation. Changing its orientation also creates a different soundstage when paired in stereo – depending on what you prefer or require.


#6: Wireless performance of a Sonos Boost
6 strategically located antennas are built into the Play:5. It also has the advanced interference rejection to prevent frequency clashes from other wireless signals such as baby monitors and cordless phones.

#7: Polycarbonate Shell
Super durable, scratch-resistant and it looks extremely sleek with its matte finish. Most importantly, because it isn’t made of metal, it greatly reduces wireless interference. Its design is meant to fit right into any room like a missing puzzle piece.

Play:5 Diagonal

#8: Perforated Grill
The grill has a curvature to optimize sound stage and acoustic projection. In addition, almost 60,000 full-holes perforation on the grills ensures transparency of the sound. If that’s not enough, the Sonos tag is also micro-perforated so that the middle tweeter is not compromised.


#9: Humidity-resistant
Because of its non-metal composite, the all-new Play:5 can withstand high-humidity conditions such as bathrooms, kitchens and the unforgiving tropical climate.

#10: Most powerful surround speakers ever
Yes, this time, the all-new Play:5 can be used as surround speakers for your Sonos 5.1 home theatre set-up. This will ensure that the surround sound of your home theatre system is unrivalled in any way.

Bonus: Built for the future
Here’s your reward for reading this post – the all-new Play:5 has two microphones built into the speakers and it is not functional yet. In other words, Sonos has something up their sleeves and you can be sure more features are coming your way. Sonos mentioned in their behind-the-scenes video that this speaker will last you the “next 10 years” and it truly is “generations ahead”.  Check out the video below.

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Our team has tried out the all-new Play:5 and we were absolutely blown away by its quality, technology and massive sound. We are excited to see how this is going to improve even more with future software updates.

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